The Football League Paper - - GOOD BAD & UGLY: GLEN LITTLE - By Joshua Richards

EMMERSON Boyce has been there, done it and bought the t-shirt dur­ing nine years at Wi­gan.

A string of brave bat­tles against rel­e­ga­tion from the Premier League, vic­tory in the FA Cup fi­nal over Manch­ester City and a run in Europe are all proud ac­co­lades.

And, keen for a taste of the big time again, Boyce be­lieves man­ager Uwe Rosler has built a squad that can de­liver.

“From the start of last sea­son to where we are now the man­ager has got his points across, got the play­ers he wants and train­ing wise, tac­tics wise, it’s full steam ahead,” said the de­fender.

“He has had the chance to imbed his phi­los­o­phy and I think you will see the ben­e­fit of that over the next few games, start­ing from Mon­day.

“On Mon­day it’s a huge game, we want to start pick­ing up max­i­mum points and start pro­gress­ing up the ta­ble.

“The new sign­ings that have come in are do­ing well.We have lots to come, and fin­gers crossed ev­ery­one can de­liver.”

Boyce’s pos­i­tiv­ity is not re­flected by Wi­gan’s league po­si­tion.They find them­selves lan­guish­ing in the wrong half of the ta­ble hav­ing picked up just a soli­tary point away from home this sea­son.

By stark con­trast they are un­beaten at the DW Sta­dium, and Boyce be­lieves that record must be ex­tended against Ipswich.

“The DW we want to make it a fortress,” he added.

“We had such a good run be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break, keep­ing two clean sheets and scor­ing lots of goals.The break stopped our mo­men­tum, but come Mon­day we’ve got a big game against Ipswich and we want to get that back.”

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